By Al Novack
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Around 600 full time nurses are beginning a 2-day strike today at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Delaware County.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Storm Could Produce Enough Snow To Crack City’s Top 20 Snow Days
The nurses are all members of the Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.
The Crozer-Chester nurses made the decision for the two-day strike after all negotiations appeared to be stalled. The professional nurses have been working without a contract since June.READ MORE: At Least 1 Injured In Accident Involving Small School Bus In Winslow Township
Key issues include staffing, pay cuts, and pension levels. Contract talks began last April, and officials with the Nurses Union say those talks have gone nowhere.
In the meantime, the hospital has hired temporary nurses to fill the positions of the striking nurses for the two-day period.MORE NEWS: Moenell Coleman Wanted After Allegedly Shooting Woman Who Bumped Into Him At Coatesville Market: Police
No new contract talks have been scheduled.